New 1/72 Italeri M4A3 Quick Build

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10 years 2 months ago #1 by Marder38
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I Just got the Italeri M7 & M4A3 QB, but it looks like the M4A3 has gone up a notch
while the M7 has the same colour & detail level as the M3 halftracks,
The M4A3 looks more like a Trumpeter kit, not just that it is light gray
But the detail is finer & the same issues Closed hatches, solid lifting rings & lamp/lamp guards

There is even solid vision guards on the hatches.with a good pinwash & drybrush might look good.
The turret is the late style & is nicely detail (the oval loaders hatch is not raised!)


The tracks are finer than the M7 ones and a different style (though same modular style as the M7 connecting to the hull)
the have the ribbed wheels (rather than open) & they have a metal chevron pattern, which is a little to fine (M7 are plain rubber block)
They still suffer from solid sprockets & have no guide teeth or track interior detail.
Hopefully we will get a M3 Grant/ Lee from Italeri with the early suspension as with the detail level now will be quite useful.
Of course you get 2 kits & plenty of decal options


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10 years 2 months ago #2 by Marder38
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oops here is the pic of the tracks



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10 years 2 months ago #3 by Bishop
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Heavens, that looks like its from a war gaming outfit. Airfix was giving us drive wheels in two parts almost 50 years ago, and look at that. I've not seen anything worse.

Amateur plastic surgeon!

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10 years 2 months ago #4 by charlieboy
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:ohmy: i think it's a nice little kit for a youngsters to build and paint though

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10 years 2 months ago #5 by Marder38
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Bishop wrote: Heavens, that looks like its from a war gaming outfit. Airfix was giving us drive wheels in two parts almost 50 years ago, and look at that. I've not seen anything worse.


Hi Bishop,
They are wargaming models,
Hence the 12 parts & Quick Build title.
but they are very useful for parts for other projects,
(I bought them for the upper hulls to use on a M4A3E8 & M36A1 projects)
Trust me there are far worse kits out there!

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